Are you cool?Posted February 27, 2012
It's all the talk in the wine world...to be or not to be cool. The cool I'm referring to is with regards to growing regions and how the cool climates of Ontario, Burgundy, Oregon, and Chile (among others) are consistently creating wines expressive of their true varietal character with crisp acidity and balanced flavours. I think we can all agree that the days of over-oaked, ‘hot' wines (in particular Chardonnay) are well gone. Fortunately for us, Ontario epitomizes ‘cool' and as a result we are beginning to see the immergence of more and more wineries who (like Flat Rock) are dedicated to producing cool climate varietals, specifically Chardonnay.
In celebration of our ‘coolness', we will be once again joining forces with 27 other Ontario wineries plus approximately 28 internationals for the 2nd annual International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration. The dates have been set, so mark your calendars; the three day celebration will be held from July 20-22 featuring some of Ontario's best cuisine, entertainment and Chardonnay. Stay tuned for more details or follow i4c on twitter @coolchardonnay.
In the meantime if you are interested in learning more about ‘Cool Chardonnay' take a read of this article published by The Drinks Business about Chardonnay's return to glassware around the world.